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"Play is the highest expression of human development."
Welcome to The One School At Temple Beth Am, Celebrating the Whole Child. We understand and respect that every child is essentially, ‘the one.’ Every child is unique. The specifics of how we nurture and grow each child are dependent entirely upon the needs of the child. This is how we celebrate each child - by engaging him or her at his or her point of need. The One School partners with every parent to ensure every child is championed and educated as an individual.

The One School is a NAEYC Accredited, Reggio Emilia Nature-inspired school, serving ages 18 months to five years. The One School offers certified teachers, a low student/teacher ratio, an emergent creative curriculum and specialty areas of study including science, art, music, foreign language and nature study. The One School’s curricula are supplemented by young family programs and parenting workshops, an infant and toddler program, Family Center, Summer Camp, after school enrichment classes and an active and instrumental Parent Teacher Organization. A commitment to contribute to the community and the world at large is also a part of the school’s social justice philosophy.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Music Helps Us Learn

"Music helps kids read" and "Pick up an instrument to strengthen reading and listening skills" were two headlines in Scientific American Mind (May 2014; Mind.ScientificAmerican.com).  Here are the stories:

"Today a symphony of research trumpets the many links among language, reading, and music.  Nina Kraus of Northwestern University has discovered a possible explanation:  the brains of good beat keepers respond to speech more consistently than the brains of people whose toes do not tap in time.... 

"Because reading ability, in general, relies on making a connection between the sounds of letters and symbols on a page, music provides another avenue into learning.  'Through music, you learn to pay attention to important sounds,' Kraus says.  The inconsistent sound processing shown by the poor beat keepers makes that difficult."

At the One School we value music and Mr Brett.  Mr Brett teaches secular and Jewish music, music appreciation, and makes Shabbat a musical experience.
Thank you Mr. Brett for strengthening our reading and listening skills for the future.

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